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by Alex Legg

Power counntry folk with Americana, Roots and Folk rock intermixed for a powerful, driving sound.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Healesville
4:05 $0.99
2. Medicine Cup
3:56 $0.99
3. Too Many Children
3:53 $0.99
4. Sweet Mayo
3:42 $0.99
5. Some Old Junk Shop
3:56 $0.99
6. The Halloween Dance
4:03 $0.99
7. The Upright Song
3:27 $0.99
8. The Mighty Fall
3:49 $0.99
9. He Didn't Know His Daddy
3:09 $0.99
10. Cold in the Doorway
3:43 $0.99
11. A Passionate Man
2:53 $0.99
12. Who are these Strangers?
3:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
If you enjoy the eclectic nature of a Richard Thompson album, you're gonna love ALEX LEGG'S HEALESVILLE. There is Urban Blues here.... and Country.... acoustic Guitar sits under the bubbling, brooding Hammond of Tim Oliver. Blues-harp cuts through between the lines of some of the finest, most graphic songs ever written. Laid on the tight rhythm section of Phil Crabbe, drums and Carl Stanbridge, bass.
All his life, Scottish born Alex has been a working songwriter. The songs on his latest collection road-tested on the Acoustic stages of Music Bars and Festivals from UK to Australia with stopovers in Nashville, Holland, Sweden and Germany. Alex first performed in folk clubs, playing songs and Bothy-ballads of his native North-East Scotland.

Listen to the easy drivetime groove of the title track, Healesville.

Through the Mississippi-mud of the harp-driven loping groove of Medicine Cup.

Sit up and listen to the pictures, the characters and the plot of the award-winning story-song, Too Many Children.

Spend a little time inside the embittered heart and mind of a transported exile, far from his beloved Sweet Mayo in famine ridden Ireland of the late 1800s.

The jangling tones of Some Old Junk Shop accompany a lyrical novel on the excesses of corporate drug peddlers and the medical profession.

Waltz while the river rolls, as two young boys discover life's fragility and touch their own mortality in The Halloween Dance.

Stomp to the swinging, finger-pointing, self-righteous blues of The Upright Song.

Tremble with the rest of humanity, as The Mighty Fall contemplates a case to answer on the planet's final day.

You like Chuck Berry? You Like Rock and Roll? You gonna love, He Didn't Know His Daddy!

Lay out in the streets with the winos and no-hope, no-home characters who populate a landscape of urban decay, as Alex narrates the Tom Waits-like, Cold in the Doorway.

A Passionate Man, tells how the Scottish writer identifies with the patriotism, the cultural passions and religious conditioning of an Irish mate. Sharing empathy with the historical, political injustices inflicted on an Irish nation.

Who are these Strangers? A cavalier lover receives emotional retribution.

Produced in London by Tim Oliver & Alex Legg, Phil Crabbe drums, Carl Stanbridge double and electric bass, Tim Oliver keys and programming, Alf Carroll electric guitar, Alex Legg acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, vocal and harmonica

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Hugo Langendoen

Great CD! Very good songtexts.
A lot of nice songs. Beautiful songtexts. Some songs really make you think about the things in life. "Cold in the doorway" touches me every time I hear it. I can surely recommend this CD!